Are you asking the DV question? 

Identifying and responding to victims of domestic violence in AOD settings


 13 October 2016, Sydney 


NADA Members and Stakeholders were invited to attend this free one day forum which explored the importance of identifying and responding to domestic violence in AOD settings to improve outcomes for women. The forum recognised the gendered nature of domestic violence, the links between AOD use and DV experiences and aimed to provide AOD workers with information and resources which would better support them in responding to DV.

Forum topics included:

* Setting the scene for exploring DV in AOD settings

* Recent changes in NSW responses to DV

* Screening and assessment of DV

* Safety planning 


This event was the first official Women's Alcohol and other Drugs (AOD) Services Network associate membership event to be held following the opening of the associate membership category in August 2016, and was the second women's AOD network forum following What's gender got to do with it? in March 2016.


The event program includes the event agenda and all speaker abstracts and biographies. 

The event evaluation report includes a summary of the event evaluations received on the day, including recommendations.


Some of the speakers were also happy to distribute their slides. To view these please see below.


"The why and how of responding to domestic violence in AOD Settings: what does the evidence tell us"

Professor Anne M Roche, Director, National Centre for Education on Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University 

"Domestic and family violence: improving policy, practice and collaboration"

Moo Baulch, CEO, Domestic Violence NSW

"It Stops Here: Safer Pathway - domestic and family violence reforms in NSW"

Bev Lazarou, Senior Project Officer, Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program, Legal Aid NSW

"Recent developments in legal responses to domestic violence"

Karen Mifsud, Senior Solicitor, Women's Legal Service NSW

"Health and Wellbeing of the Workforce"

Dr Suzie Hudson, Clinical Director, NADA 

"An open door ... domestic violence prevention clinics"

Roxanne McMurray, Manager, Leichhardt Women's Community Health Centre

"Identifying domestic violence in an AOD setting - what can services do to reduce risk and assist AOD treatment"

Donna Bevan, Direction, Connect Consulting